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Snapping Turtle

Caught this guy by the bike trail as I was walking by, almost missed him! He eyed me for a bit then closed his eyes, apparently I was no threat! LOL


So… what your telling me is that these clothes don’t make me look manly?

Grab the garlic and your handy dish of holy water, Vampires do exist!! 139 more words


This Week at Bear Creek: Bear Creek Begins to Bloom

Look for this feature early each week! Cam Mannino shares her latest observations, photos, and inspirations from Bear Creek Nature Park. Don’t forget to check out the Preview of Coming Attractions at the bottom of the post to see what you should be looking for in the coming weeks. 883 more words

Flowering Plants

Small but intense landwight

I met this little one just off our back porch:

Here’s a glimpse of her face. Love the glare and the teeny claws.

I don’t know if she’s actually female, but she’s a… 95 more words


You Know It's Going to be a Strange Day...

…when you look out the kitchen window and see a HUGE snapping turtle resting on top of the wood pile.

We have no idea how he (?) managed to get so far from where he was headed, which was probably the pond in the front yard, but the wood pile is against the patio railing, and the stream is just on the other side of the fence. 158 more words

Snapping Turtle Emergence

Today was the day this snapping turtle emerged to welcome spring. It had just climbed up a grassy bank from its overwintering area and was beginning to cross the tow path when we spotted it. 43 more words

Insects And Animals

Snapping turtle love

It’s springtime. Love is in the air and mating is on the mind of many marsh creatures, including these Snapping Turtles (Chelydra serpentina). The first image makes it look like love is a tender affair for these turtles, but the reality seems to be that mating is brutal and violent. 96 more words